I support people to create positive changes in their lives, reduce stress and experience increased emotional wellbeing.
One of my interest areas is helping people to better deal with their emotions and create healthier boundaries in relationships. This is important because unprocessed emotions and not taking care of your needs can lead to stress related illness, body symptoms such as pain, and exacerbate chronic conditions.
Thank you for visiting my website. I am happy to answer any queries about working with me. You can contact me here or call 0401 525 430, to schedule a time for a free 20 minute consultation.
Some of My Background and Education
I have experience teaching in early childhood and primary schools settings. I have loved working as a teacher, having viewed my role as an educator and nurturer of young hearts and minds. I combine my teaching experience, knowledge of psychology, understanding behaviour and human development in my work.
I work with children to help them develop a strong sense of self and to equip them with the skills and strategies, personal resources and knowledge, to cultivate resilience so they can handle life's ups and downs, stay connected to their true selves and thrive in their home and school life.
I help parents learn how to use their children’s emotional experiences as an opportunity for closeness and teaching, as well as to understand and use emotions effectively to self soothe and to use these skills to assist in problem solving and/or limit setting.
I also support teachers and early childhood educators to build professional resilience through reducing stress and practising self-care.
My work in a nutshell is based on emotional wellbeing: teaching the skills required to regulate your emotions and learning healthy ways to get your emotional needs met.
I incorporate the body, mind and soul in my sessions, and have trained in various modalities such as Holistic Pulsing.
I came across Holistic Pulsing over twenty years ago, when I was at an album launch in Sydney. I was talking to the songwriter's girlfriend who was a Holistic Pulsing Practitioner and I was intrigued. Soon after, I had a session with her and I loved it!
Holistic Pulsing was developed by Dr Tovi Browning and I am fortunate enough to be one of a handful of people in Australia who trained to diploma level with Dr Browning. This ensures that my training is pure and undiluted. I am also qualified to teach Holistic Pulsing.
In both my private practice and within the community, I have been able to help many people. A particular highlight has been working with the AIDS council in Sydney and training carers to use basic Holistic Pulsing techniques with people living with HIV and AIDS.
It seems a lifetime ago since I worked in corporate Australia, having left that world in the mid 90s in search of something more meaningful to me. Among my search for something more, I travelled to India and spent four years undertaking intensive meditation and developing my spiritual practice. It was upon my return to Australia that I went back to university and became a teacher looking to make a positive impact on the lives of children.
Bachelor of Education (ECE) Macquarie University, Sydney
Certified Facilitator of Tune In to Kids, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting Program, University of Melbourne
Certificates in Grief Therapy, Dr Robert Neimeyer
Certified Heal your Life Workshop Leader
Certified Heal your Life Personal Coach
Diploma of Holistic Pulsing
Certificates in Spiritual Healing, Parapsychology, Reiki and Angel Intuitive
Recent Studies and Professional Development
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Practical Skills Training with Dr Marsha Linehan, Sydney
The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People, University of Edinburgh
Raising Responsible People, Fabic
Understanding Behaviours and Functional Assessment, Fabic
Workshop Leader Empowerment Program for Young People, Heart Inspired Inc, Hay House
Louise Hay, Heal Your Life Workshop Leader and Life Coaching Certification, Hay House
Sensory Processing Strategies with Debbie Hopper, Helping Kids Shine
Best Practice in Transition to School with Alma Fleet, Macquarie University
Child Friendly by Design with Prue Walsh, Play Environment Consulting
Currently undertaking post-grad studies in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy